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Selling Lamine Kone would be a great move from Stewart Donald

Selling Lamine Kone would be a great move from Stewart Donald

After Sunderland’s back to back relegations, Jack Ross will be hoping to turn the club’s fortunes around this season and get the Black Cats back into the Championship and even beyond. 

In order to improve the club’s fortunes, Jack Ross has brought in 10 new players this transfer window and is still on the hunt for more.

In defence, the former St Mirren manager has signed four centre-backs to help bolster the defence which conceded 80 goals in the Championship last season. If the club has any chance of winning League One next season, Jack Ross had to strengthen the squad at the back and he’s done just that.

After bringing in four defenders the new Sunderland boss can now sell Lamine Kone who according to Turkish news outlet 61Saat, via Turkish-Football who could join Trabzonspor on a season-long loan deal.

The Breakdown

Although the former Lorient man impressed during Sunderland’s time in the Premier League, after dropping to League One, the Black Cats just simply can’t warrant the expense of keeping him for another year.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks but according to the report, the Turkish side cannot match the £6 million valuation Sunderland have put on Kone.

The former Lorient defender has three-years remaining on his contract with the club and made 24 appearances for the club in the Championship last season.

While a permanent deal may not be on the cards, just clearing the defender off Sunderland’s wage bill would be a good deal for the club.

Would you be happy with this Sunderland fans? 

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